Jacci Gruninger MS ¦ C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP

A Santa Fe based yoga teacher, educator and human being, Jacci feels she has been on a journey of awareness and awakening her whole life.

She reflects that she was practicing “yoga” before she ever practiced yoga.  This way of being alive and present for every experience is what calls to her most deeply and infuses her teaching.  She uses the practice of yoga to see how her habits restrict, distract and cause suffering.

Using the skill of witnessing, which she learned from her teachers Yoganand Michael Carroll and Sudhir Jonathon Foust, she is now better able to see her habits and open to her life finding more freedom and joy.

As a teacher, Jacci invites her students to go inside and feel rather than focusing on what the pose looks like.  She uses the techniques of inquiry, witnessing and allowing to encourage students to be present with their life in the moment.

Jacci has over 1500 hours of training in a wide variety of yoga disciplines, in addition to receiving her Masters of Health Science from The George Washington University.  She completed her 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga in addition to completing a second 500 hour certification in yoga therapy.   She is a certified yoga herapist (C-IAYT), registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT) as well as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.

Jacci is the Executive Director of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts as well as Director of their 200-hour, Basic Prenatal, Restorative Yoga, and Gentle Yoga Teacher Trainings.  She lives in Santa Fe with her son, Justin, and their dog Ash.

Jacci leads the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training; Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and the Deepening the Asana Experience;  Asanas for Gentle Yoga.

Contact Jacci at yogawithjacci@gmail.com or info@pranakriya.com